Happy Together

Directed by Wong Kar Wai

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, this emotionally raw, lushly stylised portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple travelling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again.

Setting out to depict the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong – when the country’s LGBTQ+ community suddenly faced an uncertain future – Wong crafts a feverish look at the life cycle of a love affair that is by turns devastating and deliriously romantic.

Translated title:
Chun gwong cha sit

Languages:
Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
122 minutes

Country of origin:
Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea

Year of production:
1997